WASHINGTON NATIONALS NEWS

Johnson's HR helps Braves beat reeling Nationals, 8-4

ATLANTA (AP) Kelly Johnson homered and drove in three runs, Eric Stults pitched 6 1-3 strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 8-4 on Monday night to give the Nationals their sixth straight loss. Johnson's two-run homer into the right-field seats came in Atlanta's three-run sixth inning off Doug Fister (1-1). Fister gave up 10 hits and five runs, four earned, in 5 2...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bumgarner takes issue with Scherzer's comments about pitchers hitting

Madison Bumgarner didn’t take kindly to Max Scherzer’s comment about pitchers “swinging a wet newspaper.”According to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, MadBum had the following retort:“Oh, well, my wet newspaper is 34 ½ inches, 33 ½ ounces, and I’m waiting on some new ones right now.”Bumgarner is the reigning Silver Slugger winner for pitchers in the National...
Via Fox Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals' Max Scherzer to miss start with sprained thumb

  Max Scherzer will not make his scheduled start for Washington against Atlanta on Tuesday night because of a sprained right thumb. Manager Matt Williams said Scherzer may be ready to start within a few days. ''I would think that before another five days he'd be OK to go,'' Williams said Monday. ''We have to get him on a (mound) and make sure he can throw all his pitches. So that...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals' Scherzer to miss start with sprained thumb

ATLANTA (AP) Max Scherzer will not make his scheduled start for Washington against Atlanta on Tuesday night because of a sprained right thumb. Manager Matt Williams says Scherzer may be ready to start ''before another five days.'' Scherzer jammed the thumb while batting against St. Louis on Thursday. He couldn't throw in the bullpen as scheduled on Sunday. Williams says he won't...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Nationals Have Lost Almost All of Their Edge

A fun question from last Friday’s chat: Comment From Zob Lerblaw How many games do the Mets have to get ahead of the Nationals and by what date to believe they may win the east? 15 games by June 1? Since the question was asked, the Mets lost two of three over the weekend against […]
Via Fangraphs
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Nationals’ poor start needs to turn around in a hurry

While President Obama’s approval rating is increasing, the Washington Nationals have yet to impress the baseball constituents. Nineteen games into the season and the preseason favorite to make it to the World Series is sharing the cellar with the hapless Phillies in the National League East. Unfortunately for the Nationals, there are not any valid excuses for their underachievement...
Via Bloguin Best
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Nationals’ poor start needs to turn around in a hurry

While President Obama’s approval rating is increasing, the Washington Nationals have yet to impress the baseball constituents. Nineteen games into the season and the preseason favorite to make it to the World Series is sharing the cellar with the hapless Phillies in the National League East. Unfortunately for the Nationals, there are not any valid excuses for their underachievement...
Via The Outside Corner
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Best rotation gets no help

The Washington Nationals have arguably the best pitching rotation in baseball to start the 2015 season. But as the first month of the season unfolds the Nationals find themselves in the basement of the NL East Division with a record of 7-12 (.368). Coming into Monday they have lost five straight, the bats have not come to life, their defense has been dreadful, and the starting pitching...
Via isportsweb.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vol. 3: NL East Weekly Wrap Up

The National League East saw the Mets have another big week. The Miami Marlins are surging. The Phillies are showing signs of life, and the Nats and the Braves continue to struggle. Basically, it was a typical week in the NL East. Heading into the fourth week of the season, the division’s leaders remain in the same slot. The Mets are atop the division, despite seeing their incredible...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB Quick Hits: Scherzer likely to miss Tuesday start

Nationals SP Max Scherzer is still suffering from a "little sprain" in his right thumb after jamming it during an at bat last Thursday, and appears unlikely to make his Tuesday start. The issue apparently isn't serious, and Scherzer would probably only miss one start. Since it's possible that Scherzer could return as soon as this weekend against the Mets, he can remain in weekly...
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals-Braves Preview

Few would have predicted the Washington Nationals to be towards the bottom of the NL East standings as the season nears the end of its first month, but that's exactly where they are heading into a three-game set with the Atlanta Braves. Looking to snap a five-game losing streak Monday night, the Nationals will turn to Doug Fister, whose stretch of quality starts ended with a substandard...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nationals' Scherzer likely to miss next scheduled start

MIAMI (AP) The Washington Nationals say ace Max Scherzer will likely be scratched from his next scheduled start Tuesday at Atlanta because of a sprained right thumb. The right-hander threw off flat ground before Sunday's game at Miami but said his thumb is still sore. He jammed it batting Thursday against St. Louis. The rotation shakeup comes at a bad time for the defending NL East...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marlins defeat Nationals to complete three-game sweep

MIAMI (AP) -- Adeiny Hechavarria hit a bases-loaded triple after a botched rundown kept the inning alive, and the Miami Marlins completed their first three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals since May 2012 by winning 6-2 Sunday. The Marlins earned their fifth consecutive victory after a 3-11 start. The defending NL East champion Nationals (7-12) lost their fifth game in a row...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marlins beat Nationals 6-2 to complete 3-game sweep

MIAMI (AP) Adeiny Hechavarria hit a bases-loaded triple after a botched rundown kept the inning alive, and the Miami Marlins completed their first three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals since May 2012 by winning 6-2 Sunday. The Marlins earned their fifth consecutive victory after a 3-11 start. The defending NL East champion Nationals (7-12) lost their fifth game in a row ...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NL East Top 10 Prospects Round-Up

Noah Syndergaard missed his start this week due to illness, but got caught up in controversy on Twitter. The 2015 season is well underway and that means the minor-leagues are abuzz with activity. All the way from Single A to the majors, below is our weekly round-up of the top 10 prospects in the NL East. 1. Lucas Giolito RHP – Nationals: Yet to pitch in 2015. For more analysis...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Icon Jim Fanning Passes Away

In the last media interview Jim Fanning did a week ago, he talked to me about how this fellow by the name of Randy Johnson was balking about reporting to the Expos’ single-A affiliate in the outpost of Jamestown, N.Y. back in the summer of 1985. “Randy didn’t want to sign a Jamestown contract,’’ Fanning said. “He thought he was much better going to Double-A or Triple...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Fall to the Fish 8-0 for Fourth Straight Loss

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg sits in the dugout in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Miami. The Marlins scored two runs in the inning. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) The Washington Nationals took an 8-0 beating at the hands of the Miami Marlins Saturday afternoon. Stephen Strasburg dropped to 1-2 on the...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Struggling to Wake the Bats

Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper, right, takes a lead off of first base while blowing a bubble as St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams, left, looks on during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Washington. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/AP Photo/Nick Wass) The Washington Nationals have high expectations for the 2015-2016 season. So far, Washington...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Wacha continues to impress as Cardinals pull away from Nationals 4-1

It was a great pitcher’s duel on paper, and the match up between Michael Wacha and Max Scherzer lived up to the hype in the series finale between the Cardinals and Nationals on Thursday afternoon in Washington D.C.Matt Carpenter would lead off the game with a double, per usual. He then came around to score on a wild pitch as the Cardinals took a 1-0 lead in the Top of the 1st....
Via Cardinals Farm
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Soriano talk is heating up

Per Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe, super-agent Scott Boras said that calls on free agent relief pitcher Rafael Soriano are picking up. Agent Scott Boras said calls on free-agent reliever Rafael Soriano are increasing.. — Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) April 23, 2015 Soriano, 35, spent the last two seasons with the Washington nationals. In 2014, he posted a solid 3.19 ERA, with...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals place Felipe Rivero on DL, recall Matt Grace

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals placed pitcher Felipe Rivero on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday and recalled pitcher Matt Grace. The move for Rivero is retroactive to April 18, the team said before Wednesday's game with the Cardinals. Rivero made his major league debut last Friday, giving up one earned run and three hits in the ninth inning of a victory over the Phillies...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday Night Was A Great Night for D.C. Sports

For most of Washingtonians and natives of the surrounding areas, April 21, 2015 may be the best sports day we have ever witnessed. The Wizards took a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Toronto Raptors following their 117-116 win. John Wall was masterful with 26 points and 17 assists, and Bradley Beal was the perfect compliment dropping a playoff career-high 28 points. Meanwhile...
Via KCM Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yunel Escobar hits walk-off home run, slides headfirst into home plate

So Yunel Escobar's walk-off home run to bail out Drew Storen and the Nats last night (video above) was pretty great. But the GIF of Escobar's headfirst slide into home plate after the fact is pretty much the greatest thing ever. It features the slide, a Gatorade shower, Denard Span freaking out over getting hit with said Gatorade, and a majestic Bryce Harper hair flip: ...
Via Nationals Enquirer
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Offense Quiet Again, Blue Rocks Drop First Two To Potomac

WILMINGTON, DE – Potomac right-hander Brian Rauh was lights out on Tuesday evening, going seven scoreless innings leading the Potomac Nationals to their second consecutive win over the Blue Rocks, 6-0. For Wilmington, it is the first time they have been shutout this season. Rauh also held the Blue Crew to their fewest hits this season (2), beating their previous low mark of six...
Via i70baseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Drop Cardinals 2-1: Pieces Falling into Place for World Series Favorites

Washington Nationals’ Yunel Escobar celebrates the game winning solo home run as he slides into home during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Washington. The Nationals won 2-1, in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Las Vegas odds makers ranked the Washington Nationals as the stand-alone preseason...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss
Nationals News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Jon Jones turns himself into police, facing felony charge

MLB could move Orioles’ home games

Duke takes over as the No. 1 recruiting class

Titans have been 'all over' Mariota?

Doc Rivers tore into Clippers after loss

Worst picks ever by every NFL franchise

Report: Cowboys not in on Peterson

NFL Draft 2015: Ranking the QBs

Top 10 storylines for the 2015 NFL Draft

Paul Pierce trolls Raptors fans

Yes, ESPN2 is airing video games

Darko Milicic is enjoying life

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.